Monday, December 20

My cool friend

Christmas just brings out the mush in me so when I saw the January Romantic Homes with my best bud Anne featured, I knew I wanted to post about her.
She's got a big heart & a generous spirit.
 Always giving 'shout outs' & featuring many of us on her blog.  She visits every blogger who leaves her  a comment, plus some.
That's no small feat when you get as many as she does!
That's just Anne, she's cool like that.
So here's my little dedication to my good friend,
& Sergeant-At-Arms

 The first of many features.
We became pen pals when Dawn introduced her about a year & a half ago.  Then we met in the flesh at Paper Cowgirl in June & it was like we'd known each other forever.

I feel like a dork writing a feature about someone
so popular in blog land. 
You already know she has a darling new farmhouse,

& that she takes amazing pictures.

I started thinking to myself, is there anything I tell you that you might not know.
10 little known facts about 
1. The iconic straw cowboy hat...never wears it, not even hers!

2. She has great taste (ok, you know that) but did you know she can  smell out the best deal at a flea market?
She uses that charisma of hers on vendors far & wide.
She is pretty thrifty when it comes to throwing down some cash for ironstone.

3. Her husband is totally devoted to her, & is as funny as she is.
4. If I was going on The Amazing Race, I'd take her as my partner.
5. She's got some pretty big dreams & I can't wait to see them all come true.
6. She is English, she's lying to you. She is actually Rachel Ashwells black sheep little sister.
7. When her & the Mr are bored, they like to dress up the dogs & take blackmail pictures of them.

8. She's got some flowery language.
9. She's a budding artist.

10. She's very driven. When she sees something she wants she goes after it with gusto!
I predict 2011 will be a biggie for Miss Twig & I plan on riding those coat tails for as long as I can.
BTW, have you entered her giveaway?!
(this post should guarantee me at least 3 entries)

I'm buried in holiday mayhem but I plan on posting one more time before the big day, so I'll wish you Merry Christmas then.

37 comments: said...

Oh I just love her! How exciting to actually meet her. Love all the 'new' things we didn't know about her;) lol Her blog is such a joy to read and her photos are always eye candy. Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!!!!! I love your blog too:)
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

trash talk said...

Mush and mayhem...Christmas does that to me too!
You're a good friend!
P.S. You know all the lovely things you said about Anne could be said about you as well...birds of a feather!
Merry Christmas!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

I totally agree with the great things about Anne. Very talented woman. Glad she is being recognized. judy

Petite Michelle Louise said...

to know her is to love her! TFS such a sweet post to a well-deserved gal!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Awwww, you DO know that I love you too, right?

Thank you SO much for such a beautiful tribute, my friend...going to Paper Cowgirl last Summer was a wonderful chance to get to learn a lot of new things...but BY FAR the best thing about the whole experience was getting the chance to meet you.

I am certain that we will be besties forever, and can't wait until we embark on our next adventure together!!!

Love ya, Lurd!


Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm so glad you posted this, now I get to see your beautiful blog!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh, and P.S.....I do TOO wear that pansy-azz, Toby Keith cowboy hat!


Debra@Common Ground said...

Great post! You pretty much nailed her! She certainly has lots of great things on the horizon; glad to be one of her cheerleaders,

Dorthe said...

Sweet Lisa,
That sweet Anne is truly a beautifull person-inside-and out---funny and so dear- just like you, that is why you two became buddies-you are so loving persons both.
This was a wonderfull post Lisa.
Love to you and hugs, Dorthe
p.s. did you by any chance get my package,dear?

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Lisa, great post on Anne. You two are both a hoot!

I just love that you taught the kindergarten kids how to make paperbag scrapbooks. That is totally awesome. Heck! I love making them myself and my friends love getting them. In fact, I think I might have to start a few now while we are on winter break.

Your family photo turned out great.. I know how hard it is to get my boys to smile nowadays. Kids will be kids! Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays. Best wishes, Tammy

Linda said...

I love this post, Lisa! Anne is a real sweetie, always leaving such thoughtful, supportive comments! I really enjoy her blog!

Charlene said...

Loved your post about Anne! You two don't look like trouble... YOU ARE TROUBLE! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Did you see the post about what HUBBY got for Christmas? WHAT was I thinking? Hope to get to see you soon after the Holidays. HUGS!

Anne Marie said...

I would love to meet her some day - she is a sweetie! and so non-prentious :) i love that

had to come by and meet was fun to know some other facts about her

it's very nice to meet you!
Merry Christmas!!
Anne Marie

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh girl I can only imagine
the two of you together....
I bet you are a total blast
and a total crack up!!
Ann Rocks!!!

Vicki said...

She's one of my fairy blogmothers! I love her and can't wait to see what happens for her photography in 2011. Merry Christmas, Lisa, if I don't get back before then!

hometown girl said...

anne is a doll, lovely and fun feature! susan

Miss Sandy said...

She is so sweet and so are you! What a sweet tribute to your friendship. I hope you are having a wonderful time planning for your holiday!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I can't imagine a better Dynamic Duo than the two of you! How much fun it must be to visit with you - either apart or together! I love you both.
Merry Christmas, Anne and Lisa!
(Your adoring fan)

Carole said...

Rachels black sheep little sister....too funny! I'm sure Rachel would be honored to have her as her southern sis. Anne has come along way in her short blogging life but I knew she would....she's a go getter!
So happy for her she deserves all of it and more!


Libbie said...

I just came over from Anne's hoping to get a little dirt on her :) Love her soooo much! Love your feature on her! Nice to stop by & meet you too! I bet you girls have lots of fun together!

Take Care!

A Cottage Muse said...

Kindred spirits I see ~ and from Anne's little hint looks like you two are up to some good!!

sissie said...

Hi Lisa!
Here I sit looking at two of my very favorite bloggers, you and Anne! Two talented women who have hearts as big as the sky and unlimited talent and creativeness!!

Wow, that should earn me some brownie points!!! LOL.

Have a wonderful Christmas my sweet friend.


Cheryl @ Vintage Serenity said...

Love her stuff! And her photos are fantastic! Thanks for spotlighting:)

Tammy said...

I LOVE Anne! She's the BEST! I do hope to get to meet her one day!
I ran out and bought the mag when she posted she was in it...I'm so happy for her! I hope all her dreams come true too!
Thanks for doing such a sweet post on her!
Merry Christmas!
Tammy :-)

Privet and Holly said...

Just love Anne
and how lucky that
the two of you
are more than
virtual buddies!!
It was so much fun
to hear about the
"girl behind the
lens," so to speak.
I also predict many
lovely things for
our dear Anne, starting
right NOW : )
Merry Christmas!
xx Suzanne

Lana said...

Such a lovely feature! I always enjoys my visits to Anne's blog (& yours too!).

Mery Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I agree with everything you said about Miss Anne! She's a sweetie, a real artist, inspiring, honest and thoughtful. Rare.

This was a lovely post about her, Lisa. I haven't seen the magazine yet but will have hubby buy it for me when he runs his errands! Thanks for the heads up!

Hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

PS: Thank YOU for your very kind words on my blog this morning!!!
Bigger hugs,


Oh, What a kind and endearing post for your friend.

Storybook Woods said...

Fun read and your such a sweet friend xoxo CLarice

The Tin Rabbit said...

A great post about a special lady...I hope to meet her someday. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas~ Love, Ann

the gypsy chick said...

this is the cutest post! Anne is simply adorable & i just love her blog!!! but most of all she does leave the sweetest comments & makes you feel like you have just connected with a long lost friend!!!
merry Christmas miss Lisa.
p.s. i am having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to stop by!

MaygreenFairies said...

What a wonderful post! So glad to have found your blog and now Annes too. Mandy x

Rebecca said...

Hi sweet friend
So nice to see Ann in print...she is such a sweetheart, not to mention a talent,
I hope this finds you all ready for Christmas, we are just getting into Mn
Wishing you a most blessed Christmas

Gracefully Vintage said...

Thanks For sharing , you are so right-she does visit us all, and it does mean so much.. We all know how hard it can be with 20 comments but to have 50-100, she makes you feel so special and that is why she deserves all and any recogintion..
Just as you do- THanks for Sharing, giving so much Inspiration all year long..
Merry Christmas

saltbox treasures said...

Yes, Anne is wonderful! A very nice tribute.
Merry Christmas!
~ Julie

Lili said...

I so enjoyed reading this post and learning even more fun things about the lovely Anne! She's right, you ARE uber talented and now I'm going to have a look around here too! ~Lili